Arotech's Training and Simulation Division Starts 2013 With $4.5 Million in New Awards
Division backlog at over $70 million
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, February 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Arotech Corporation's (NasdaqGM: ARTX) Training and Simulation Division (ATSD) has secured $4.5 million in new project awards since the beginning of 2013. At the end of January, ATSD backlog was over $70 million.
The new funding spans all ATSD business units and is highlighted by significant awards for the US Air Force Zone Acquisition Process pilot weapon employment software programs, the US Air National Guard Boom Operator Simulator program, the City of Raleigh Capital Area Transit bus simulator, a Stanford University driving simulator, and the City of Fontana Driving combination driving and use-of-force simulator.
"After finishing 2012 with record revenue, we are encouraged that our Training and Simulation Division has started 2013 so strongly, with a high level of backlog and many exciting opportunities in the pipeline," commented Robert S. Ehrlich, Arotech's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "The breadth of these new project wins across all the Training and Simulation Division's business units highlights great diversification within our product line and customer base."
About Arotech's Training and Simulation Division
Arotech's Training and Simulation Division (ATSD) provides world-class simulation based training solutions. ATSD develops, manufactures, and markets advanced high-tech multimedia and interactive digital solutions for engineering, use-of-force, and operator training simulations for military, law enforcement, security, municipal and private industry personnel. The division's fully interactive operator training systems feature state-of-the-art vehicle simulator technology enabling training in situation awareness, risk analysis and decision-making, emergency reaction and avoidance procedures, conscientious equipment operation, and crew coordination. The division's use-of-force training products and services allow organizations to train their personnel in safe, productive, and realistic environments. The division provides consulting and developmental support for engineering simulation solutions. The division also supplies pilot decision-making support software for the F-15, F-16, F-18, F-22, and F-35 aircraft, simulation models for the ACMI/TACTS air combat training ranges, and Air-Refueling Boom Arm simulators.
Arotech's Training and Simulation Division consists of FAAC Incorporated (http://www.faac.com), IES Interactive Training (http://www.ies-usa.com), and Realtime Technologies (http://www.simcreator.com).
About Arotech Corporation
Arotech Corporation is a leading provider of quality defense and security products for the military, law enforcement and homeland security markets, including multimedia interactive simulators/trainers and advanced zinc-air and lithium batteries and chargers. Arotech operates through two major business divisions: Training and Simulation and Battery and Power Systems.
Arotech is incorporated in Delaware, with corporate offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and research, development and production subsidiaries in Alabama, Michigan, and Israel. For more information on Arotech, please visit Arotech's website at http://www.arotech.com.
Except for the historical information herein, the matters discussed in this news release include forward-looking statements, as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements reflect management's current knowledge, assumptions, judgment and expectations regarding future performance or events. Although management believes that the expectations reflected in such statements are reasonable, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, as they are subject to various risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to vary materially. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks relating to: product and technology development; the uncertainty of the market for Arotech's products; changing economic conditions; delay, cancellation or non-renewal, in whole or in part, of contracts or of purchase orders (including as a result of budgetary cuts resulting from automatic sequestration under the Budget Control Act of 2011); and other risk factors detailed in Arotech's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011 and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Arotech assumes no obligation to update the information in this release. Reference to the Company's website above does not constitute incorporation of any of the information thereon into this press release.
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